Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
» Back to review

Comments:Add a Comment 
MyNameIsPencil
February 17th 2021


5948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nu metal is probably the closest thing to a guilty pleasure for me

a lot of it just sucks yeah but when it's done right it's fun

Digging: Hands Like Houses - Ground Dweller

MyNameIsPencil
February 17th 2021


5948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wes borland is another competent person in the genre to answer your question

Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2021


5646 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Everyone is Bizkit could play, they just had a hard time writing actually good songs

Digging: Witxes - A Fabric of Beliefs

wildinferno2010
February 17th 2021


1347 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Bizkit is brought down solely because of Fred Durst tbh

SitarHero
February 17th 2021


12817 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"they just had a hard time writing actually good songs"



Umm, disagree.



https://youtu.be/f5H6BkqtRpw

https://youtu.be/KlgwzR1QsOs

bloc
February 18th 2021


65208 Comments


Who's talkin shit about the Bizkit

Digging: Chaka Khan - What 'Cha Gonna Do for Me

Relinquished
February 18th 2021


46172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

blimp bizshit

AlexKzillion
February 19th 2021


12379 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"they just had a hard time writing actually good songs"



They caught lightning in a bottle with enough singles to sell a gazillion records back in the day and make a legitimately good greatest hits album.



Their problem was filling the other 80% of their studio albums with absolute bullshit. 15 minute outros, remixes, and just throwing every obnoxiously angry / sad melodramatic fart they came up with onto their albums with no thought of quality control. Just way too self indulgent. Korn did the same shit. And it didn't matter because people were just gonna buy these records for the one or two singles anyways.

SitarHero
February 19th 2021


12817 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Overly long and unfocused albums may have been quality control issues, but also endemic to the CD era. Band didn't need to, nor were they expected or encouraged to, trim the fat from the albums.

MyNameIsPencil
February 19th 2021


5948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that's kinda why unquestionable truth worked because those tracks at least had some sort of focus to them and the album never overstayed its welcome

AlexKzillion
February 19th 2021


12379 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh it's def still prevalent today too, mainly among really popular rappers. Like does every Drake album really need to be 20-25 songs long? Are people really out here sitting through 27 song Lil Yachty albums? Absolutely not...but it's like why not release it? Especially in an age when hardly anyone is straight up buying new music and artists profit off every individual stream.



Also seeing a lot of these artists dumping their vaults anymore. Like Ariana and Taylor used to release new albums every three years, now it's like every six months. Rappers dropping "deluxe versions" of their new album the next week with like 70 minutes of "bonus material". You're burning holes in your pockets when you're that big and sitting on finished material (unless you're like Kendrick or something where people are expecting the utmost quality out of you).

parksungjoon
February 19th 2021


28959 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

>Overly long and unfocused albums may have been quality control issues, but also endemic to the CD era. Band didn't need to, nor were they expected or encouraged to, trim the fat from the albums.



yeah this is probably whats been fucking us since the 90s the more i think about it

claygurnz
February 19th 2021


6476 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Totally agree, I'd argue that the vast majority of Hip Hop albums are too long.

cordwainerbird
April 8th 2021


748 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My December is easily my favorite track on this record -- a moment of quiet amongst all the noise that perfectly encapsulates the adolescent gritty intimacy and resonance of Bennington Shinoda and co.

Digging: The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow

Supercoolguy64
April 8th 2021


10388 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I feel like lately there’s been a trend in popular music to release shorter 20-30 min albums, like Denzel Curry, earl sweatshirt, Vince staples, and this is both a product of quality control and an attempt to capitalize (for lack of a better word) on the streaming era in which most of the audience simply want to listen to the singles

Digging: Ween - Pure Guava

Asdfp277
April 8th 2021


23304 Comments


been saying this for the longest time, but pertaining to poppier music: it doesn't make sense to record a million bad songs when people only want the singles. people are not buying records anymore, at least, not enough to justify it; musicians seem to be making more money playing live, so you only need to accumulate enough singles and standalone tracks to justify a live set and that's it

MrSirLordGentleman
April 8th 2021


13856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"been saying this for the longest time, but pertaining to poppier music: it doesn't make sense to record a million bad songs when people only want the singles. people are not buying records anymore, at least, not enough to justify it; musicians seem to be making more money playing live, so you only need to accumulate enough singles and standalone tracks to justify a live set and that's it"



That's what music historians know as the "end of the album era" which occured during the mid 00's

Asdfp277
April 8th 2021


23304 Comments


ohh swag, didn't know that :0

MrSirLordGentleman
April 8th 2021


13856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

An era which started in the 60's. Before that, the industry was also focused on singles so who knows, it may be a cycle(?

protokute
April 8th 2021


1189 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn that "my way" instrumental fucking rules



also that pollution demo is pretty good, you can't deny how good of a guitar player and composer Wes Borland was

Digging: The Heptones - On Top



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2019 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy